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THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

Maye Musk : CoverGirl model , dietician , and mother of Tesla founder Elon Musk , chats with Esther Wojcicki , mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki , about life in their 70s , raising trailblazing children , and moving to Mars
Photographs by DENNIS LEUPOLD
ESTHER WOJCICKI : I must congratulate you on your recent 70 th birthday . How are you feeling about this milestone ? MAYE MUSK : I had been looking forward to it because I feel like things are really going to take off in my 70s . How old are you ? EW : I ’ m 72 . MM : I ’ m younger than you . EW : Yes , so much younger . Your modelling career is seriously amazing . MM : It is amazing ! I was always just a working model with three kids . Nobody knew who I was , but it didn ’ t matter . Now I ’ m an influencer , so I get to do interviews and use them as a platform to talk about nutrition and go on glamorous fashion shoots like this one for Harper ’ s Bazaar . It ’ s beyond . EW : That makes me feel very good too . Any tips for aspiring models of any age ? MM : I ’ ve always had my own business as a dietician , so I eat well . You must maintain a steady weight , especially at our age , as the cholesterol starts to shoot up . EW : I ’ m really impressed with that part of your life . Tell me more about your diet . MM : I eat the basic food groups : Fruits and vegetables , whole grains , low-fat dairy , good fats , and oils . I do have butter on my bread because it ’ s delicious . I eat meat , especially chicken , sparingly , because I ’ m not a good cook . People always want to know what I fed my kids . I gave them real food , not frozen pizza . In 45 years of counselling , I can tell you one thing for sure : People don ’ t gain weight from whole wheat ; they gain it from fries and white bread . EW : Any guilty pleasures ? MM : You ’ ll never see chocolate , cookies , or candy in my home because I don ’ t have a cutoff . EW : What about your beauty routine ? How do you always look so good ? Maybe you can help me . MM : I eat well to keep my skin looking good , and I stay out of the sun . I put on SPF if I ’ m going outside , even with a hat on .
I always have moisturiser on my face and lip balm because my lips get dry . EW : Do you exercise on a regular basis ? MM : I ’ m not good at sports , but I do exercise because we have to move . Besides walking my dog four times a day , I go to the gym and do 30 minutes on a stationary bike while reading a book because I get bored , then 10 minutes of weights and 10 of stretches . EW : Your style is impeccable ; I noticed that when I first met you . Where did you get your fashion sense from ? MM : I moved from South Africa , where I grew up , to Toronto , about 28 years ago . I was living in a rent-controlled apartment with my three teenagers when I met my best friend , Julia Perry , who happens to be a stylist . At the time I thought I had good taste . But one day she came over and said , “ You need to start dressing better ,” and threw everything out of my wardrobe except for six outfits . I could only afford to buy one new suit , two shirts , a pair of shoes , and a bag . I wore that every day until I could afford more . EW : I could use a stylist . Like me , you have three amazing , wildly successful children . Can you describe your relationship ? MM : We laugh a lot , and we get together often . EW : What about your mothering style ? MM : I worked from home while they were growing up , so I took them to school and picked them up . They had to do their own homework , and if they needed me they could interrupt me , but they never did . They were good kids . I ’ m intolerant of bad manners , so they are always polite around me , even now . EW : It sounds like you ’ re the opposite of a helicopter mother : You gave your children a lot of freedom to be what they wanted to be . MM : Yes , I had to work very hard , and they were always going in their own direction . My three kids got their Canadian citizenship because I was born there , and Elon decided to move to Canada for college . Then my teenage daughter said , “ Let ’ s go too .” It was tough at first because all my friends were back in South Africa .
FASHION EDITOR : CASSIE ANDERSON . MAKEUP : TONYA BREWER . HAIR : PETER SAVIC FOR L ‘ ANZA . PRODUCTION : ANDY CRUM FOR OPUS REPS .
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On Musk : Dress , Stella McCartney . Earrings , Tiffany & Co . All prices upon request .
Bazaar BEAUTY MAYE THE FORCE BE WITH YOU Maye Musk: CoverGirl model, dietician, and mother of Tesla founder Elon Musk, chats with Esther Wojcicki, mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, about life in their 70s, raising trailblazing children, and moving to Mars ESTHER WOJCICKI: I must congratulate you on your recent 70 th birthday. How are you feeling about this milestone? MAYE MUSK: I had been looking forward to it because I feel like things are really going to take off in my 70s. How old are you? EW: I’m 72. MM: I’m younger than you. EW: Yes, so much younger. Your modelling career is seriously amazing. MM: It is amazing! I was always just a working model with three kids. Nobody knew who I was, but it didn’t matter. Now I’m an influencer, so I get to do interviews and use them as a platform to talk about nutrition and go on glamorous fashion shoots like this one for Harper’s Bazaar. It’s beyond. EW: That makes me feel very good too. Any tips for aspiring models of any age? MM: I’ve always had my own business as a dietician, so I eat well. You must maintain a steady weight, especially at our age, as the cholesterol starts to shoot up. EW: I’m really impressed with that part of your life. Tell me more about your diet. MM: I eat the basic food groups: Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, good fats, and oils. I do have butter on my bread because it’s delicious. I eat meat, especially chicken, sparingly, because I’m not a good cook. People always want to know what I fed my kids. I gave them real food, not frozen pizza. In 45 years of counselling, I can tell you one thing for sure: People don’t gain weight from whole wheat; they gain it from fries and white bread. EW: Any guilty pleasures? MM: You’ll never see chocolate, cookies, or candy in my home because I don’t have a cutoff. EW: What about your beauty routine? How do you always look so good? Maybe you can help me. MM: I eat well to keep my skin looking good, and I stay out of the sun. I put on SPF if I’m going outside, even with a hat on. 102 I always have moisturiser on my face and lip balm because my lips get dry. EW: Do you exercise on a regular basis? MM: I’m not good at sports, but I do exercise because we have to move. Besides walking my dog four times a day, I go to the gym and do 30 minutes on a stationary bike while reading a book because I get bored, then 10 minutes of weights and 10 of stretches. EW: Your style is impeccable; I noticed that when I first met you. Where did you get your fashion sense from? MM: I moved from South Africa, where I grew up, to Toronto, about 28 years ago. I was living in a rent-controlled apartment with my three teenagers when I met my best friend, Julia Perry, who happens to be a stylist. At the time I thought I had good taste. But one day she came over and said, “You need to start dressing better,” and threw everything out of my wardrobe except for six outfits. I could only afford to buy one new suit, two shirts, a pair of shoes, and a bag. I wore that every day until I could afford more. EW: I could use a stylist. Like me, you have three amazing, wildly successful children. Can you describe your relationship? MM: We laugh a lot, and we get together often. EW: What about your mothering style? MM: I worked from home while they were growing up, so I to ѡѼ͍ѡQ䁡Ѽѡ)ݸݽɬѡ䁹ѡ䁍ձѕ)Ёѡ䁹ٕȁQݕɔ̸'eѽɅ)̰ͼѡ䁅ɔ݅́єɽչٕܸ)\%Ёͽչ́׊eɔѡͥєѕȁѡ)eԁٔȁɕЁɕѼݡЁѡ)݅ѕѼ)54ḛ$Ѽݽɬٕ䁡ɐѡݕɔ݅́)ѡȁݸɕѥ5ѡɕ́Ёѡȁ ѥ镹͡)͔$݅́ɸѡɔѼٔѼ )ȁQѕ՝ѕȁͅq1ӊéѽt%Ё݅)ѽ՝ЁЁ͔䁙ɥ́ݕɔMѠɥ)=5ͬɕ̰Mѕ5 ѹ丁ɥ̰Q䀘 ɥ́ɕՕи)MY% )AѽɅ́99%L1UA=1